B896 and ALH8 in action

It is the ultimate responsibility of the food industry to ensure that the products they source, process and pack can be safely consumed, so physical, chemical and biological cleanliness is an absolute prerequisite. A wide range of hazards face food manufacturers including contamination hazards, cross contamination, allergens, cleaning residues and lubricants. 


The new BRC Global Standard for Food Safety – Version 08 contains a fundamental clause in Section 4.11 – Housekeeping and Hygiene stating that: ‘Housekeeping and cleaning systems shall be in place which ensure appropriate standards of hygiene are maintained at all times and the risk of product contamination is minimised.’